Although we were promised something from The Crow at Comic-Con, the remake’s promise was never seen to fruition. While promoting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, star Luke Evans -- who is set to inhabit the role made famous by Brandon Lee -- reported that he is not scared off by what many have called “The Crow curse.”
Relativity Media and Dimension Films are moving forward with the remake of the classic film, and have Evans set to star after Bradley Cooper quit The Crow remake. It is in pre-production, so look for filming to begin within the year, if we were to bet. Evans will play the character of Eric, who becomes the titular character after his death. Many had thought the storyline was too close to what happened to Lee.
Evans said that he is actually quite excited to take on the role and taking into consideration what happened to Lee on the set of The Crow, which is not stopping his desire to play the dark hero.
"It is incredibly sad that Brandon died making the movie. He was a very talented actor. It is a very beautiful story, The Crow,” Evans told Metro UK. The actor promised that fans of the source material will be thrilled with what filmmakers have planned.
“It is a very tragic story with huge emotional themes. We plan to tell the story differently and with a lot of integrity to the original comic book."